The Cité des sciences et de l’industrie is an atypical and family-friendly place where science can be learned while having fun.
A family-friendly place
Located in the Parc de la Villette, the Cité of Science et de l’industrie is a small revolution in the world of Parisian museums. Dedicated to science and technology, it is a hybrid place, where theory gives way to demonstration, experimentation and manipulation. The goal? Put an end to the idea of a science inaccessible to the general public, by offering educational activities for all ages. A gigantic futuristic structure designed by the architect Adrien Fainsilber, the Cité des sciences, inaugurated in 1986, is a symbol of modern technology with its facade of glass, concrete and steel, and one of the largest science museums in Europe. It is well known to Parisians for being one of the essential family outings, also for its temporary exhibitions which punctuate the year. The City of Science and Industry, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large Once in the main hall, go up the floors which will lead you to the various temporary exhibitions and permanent spaces.
The history of our planet
At level 1, you can discover the history of our planet, the energies and transport of tomorrow, put into practice the great theorems of mathematics, listen to a collection of sounds comfortably installed in alcoves, or explore the hidden recesses of our brain . On level 2, an immersive space awaits you: the planetarium and its 8K High Definition Laser projection system, which will propel you to the heart of our solar system for a poetic journey charged with emotions. And because the little ones also have the right to learn and discover science, the Cité des sciences has designed the Cité des enfants for them at level 0, where they can manipulate and experiment like the grown-ups. Many workshops and activities are offered to them at at the Cité for 2-7 year olds, for a gentle discovery of science, and at the Cité for 5-12 year olds, with its five themed areas (the body, water games, communication, the factory, the garden and the TV studio for small confirmed chemists or future TV presenters).
La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
30 avenue Corentin Cariou 75019 Paris